Earnest Plea for an Eterna Watch
I like watches. They fascinate me, along with mechanical devices of all kinds; the more intricate and Heath Robinson, the better. Here are two watch bits:-
Getting a battery for my Omega Seamaster Quartz Watch. I went into this terrible shop that had nobody in it but the two assistants - in their late forties , though you could not really tell due their make-up which kind of made Michael Jackson look normal. Thick heavy pancake it was. The place smelled of carpets. So a quick look around and I discern that this shop is for people with more money than sense...Tag Heur, Omega, Rolex, Gucci etc all dripping in gold and diamonds etc. Of course, they cannot do me a battery. No way. "Has to be sent off to Omega" they say. Bollocks!!! I got it done in a little independent high street jeweller, later, for £3.50, and since I do not intend to go diving, I don't care if it is not factory sealed... I did that a year or two back and it cost £90 and took six weeks. So a shop can sell you a chavvy four grand watch but they cannot fit a battery. Wankers.
But I want another watch! I want an Eterna Matic. So if anybody has an Eterna Matic in good order, that they want to let go, please let me know.
Posted by Wrinkled Weasel on Tuesday, December 05, 2006